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How to Help Your Wife Face Breast Cancer

Sadly, one in eight women born in the United States will suffer from breast cancer at some point during her lifetime, according to a Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Report. Even more grim, breast cancer is also one of the top 10 leading causes of death among American women. Continue reading

A Womens Vision of Health Care – Quality and Affordability

Women have much at stake in debates over health care reform at the local, state and national levels. The U.S. health care system often fails to meet women’s health care needs. It has created tremendous challenges for the women who coordinate health care for our families, who are the majority of health care workers in this country, and who themselves often live with chronic health conditions and disabilities. Continue reading

Bladder Pain Syndrome or Interstitial Cystitis in Women

Millions of Americans—most of them women—suffer from a bladder condition known as interstitial cystitis. According to a new study of this disorder, fewer than 10% of women with symptoms of interstitial cystitis are actually diagnosed with the disorder, even though it severely affects their lives. Without a proper diagnosis, women with interstitial cystitis are missing out on treatments that might bring them some relief. Continue reading